זנגביל

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Medieval borrowing from Arabic زَنْجَبِيل(zanjabīl), and earlier still from Aramaic זַנְגְּבִילָא(zangḇīlā, zangəḇīlā) which is apart from various Babylonian Talmud Mishna Tractates notably found in the Targum Song of Songs 3:9 however the compilator of the TgSong is theoretized to be a native Arabic speaker instead of a native Aramaic speaker and the continuity to later uses is questionable. Compare the rare Hebrew גִּנְבָּר(ginbār), from rare Jewish Babylonian Aramaic גִּינְבְּרָא(ginbərā) from Ancient Greek γιγγίβερις (gingíberis).

Noun[edit]

זַנְגְּבִיל (zangvílm

  1. ginger

Further reading[edit]

  • zngbyl”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • gynbrˀ”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–